Homeward Bound, Another Coffee Stop in Taihape

Brown Sugar Cafe, Taihape, NZ by Val Mills
By Val
@valmnz (12758)
New Zealand
October 25, 2015 6:22pm CST
The other day, as I drove up to Taupo, I mentioned this tiny place called Taihape was so busy in town that I went to a small restaurant out on the main road for lunch. Today, on my homeward trip, I'm a bit earlier and stopped for coffee at this little Taihape café. It's my favourite and today the weather was warm enough for me to sit out in the courtyard garden as I enjoyed my coffee. Another great thing about Taihape is, you can sit in your car in the main street and access WiFi, as I'm doing now. Getting closer to home again, more photos to come later.
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@sofssu (14460)
26 Oct 15
Great to be able to sit out and have a cuppa .. I enjoy these trips.. but most of my coffee drinking is done at home.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
26 Oct 15
Well, I do drink far more coffee at home than out, but I am also a big fan of our New Zealand cafe culture.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
26 Oct 15
@valmnz There are a couple of places here you can sit outside but only in the summer months here.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
27 Oct 15
@Marcyaz you probably wouldn't want to sit outside in winter months there either. It's spring here right now.
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
26 Oct 15
Lovely place to stop..added bonus getting some Wifi
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
26 Oct 15
I did actually feel guilty though, as if I couldn't step away from my computer for a few hours!
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@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
26 Oct 15
@valmnz Know what you mean by the computer thing!
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
26 Oct 15
That is definitely a place to stop at.
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
26 Oct 15
That looks like a very nice spot to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and snacks! Wifi access is a great plus, for sure.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
26 Oct 15
Sadly it didn't occur to me to take my tablet into the cafe. I took the photo on my phone. Their garden courtyard is lovely and the weather was warm enough to sit outside, even at that time of morning.
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
26 Oct 15
@valmnz I'm sure! Here people would usually prefer indoor cafes since the weather can be pretty unbearable even before noon. But if the weather isn't too hot I'd actually prefer sitting outside.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
26 Oct 15
@valmnz That is a lovely picture and to be able to relax outside while enjoying a cuppa is wonderful when traveling.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Oct 15
Free wifi is a good enough reason to stop anywhere. I still have missing stops to find and catch up to. It's been a really tiring day,
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
26 Oct 15
I'm discovering that many New Zealand small towns now have free wifi, encouraging people to stop awhile.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
26 Oct 15
Some places I go there is no wifi so no service and that is difficult when you need to reach someone. Always looking for a cafe that says free wifi.
@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
26 Oct 15
@valmnz That is great that most small towns now have free wifi, I surely would stop.
@allknowing (65267)
• India
26 Oct 15
I have not yet accessed Wifi here. Anyway most of the time I am at home and my new ISP is giving me good service - fingers crossed. That's a pretty picture you have got there. I see a couple there too enjoying their cuppa
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
26 Oct 15
I was at the next table over from them, but wanted to be discreet when taking the photo. People don't like their privacy being invaded.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
26 Oct 15
@valmnz Yes some people do not want their picture taken.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
i'd sure enjoy sittin' in that courtyard, how invitin' is that? by the way, what sorta tree is that? i love the way the trunks twisted 'n the canopy formed.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
26 Oct 15
LOL, I'm the last person to ask about trees!
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@just4him (117342)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct 15
I love the beautiful garden and flowers this cafe offers. Beautiful picture.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
29 Oct 15
Yes, it's a great place to stop when it's not too busy - great food and coffee too.
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@just4him (117342)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Oct 15
@valmnz It looks like a great place to people watch.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
30 Oct 15
@just4him and perfect for listening to fascinating conversations
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Oct 15
have a safe rest of your trip!
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
26 Oct 15
@Jessicalynnt thanks, home now and photo in place!
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
26 Oct 15
@valmnz Glad to hear you made it safely home.
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
26 Oct 15
It looks lovely and so relaxing there Val I could quite easily sit there for hours just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful sights
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
27 Oct 15
If I hadn't been wanting to get home I would have stayed there longer
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Oct 15
Coffee, WiFi and surroundings like that, sounds near perfect.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
26 Oct 15
It's a lovely place to stop and rest awhile.
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@jaboUK (53942)
• United Kingdom
26 Oct 15
That looks a nice cafe, and it's great that you can access wifi from the public road.
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@Inlemay (16563)
• South Africa
26 Oct 15
that is a very quaint little cafe - safe travels
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@vandana7 (65091)
• India
26 Oct 15
Very nice place. :) And nice idea bout that car for accessing WiFi.
@LadyDuck (157830)
• Switzerland
26 Oct 15
This place looks wonderful and it's great to be able to access the wi-fi from your car.
@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
26 Oct 15
This looks so warm and nice. We are heading in to fall and winter here and it is chilly.
@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
26 Oct 15
That is a really nice picture and I love the sandbox the children are playing in also nice tables outside to sit and enjoy the weather while having lunch. They have some beautiful flowers in the courtyard garden. Nice to be able to sit in your car and access Wifi from the street.